Cut Your Child’s Risk of Cancer With HPV Vaccine

HPV, or human papillomavirus, causes many cancers, and HPV vaccine can prevent these infections and the later development of cancer.  How well does the vaccine work?  What about side effects?  What is the best age for children to receive this vaccine?  Should boys get the vaccine as well as girls?  And what about sex-- [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:02:04+00:00September 16, 2019|Uncategorized|

One Fish, Two Fish, Children Need More Fish!

Seafood provides high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats such as DHA which are important for a child's developing brain, vision and nervous system.  In addition, eating seafood early in life decreases the risk of developing allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema.  So why is seafood consumption by [...]

By |2019-09-10T23:21:15+00:00September 2, 2019|Uncategorized|

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 2)

Traveling with children can be stressful, but we have some ideas to make it easier.  We continue our discussion from our last episode (Part 1), and start off with how to make things easier at the airport with stroller advice or wearing your baby.  Parents can also make the flight more comfortable for children, includin [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:09:15+00:00July 22, 2019|Uncategorized|

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 1)

Traveling is stressful enough, but it's even more stressful when traveling with young children.  But don't fret, we have a whole bunch of tips to make the trip easier for parents and more comfortable for children.  In this episode, we'll talk about the basics, starting with how best to plan your travel, and engaging yo [...]

By |2019-07-16T19:04:43+00:00July 8, 2019|Uncategorized|

Divorce Made Easier For Children

Divorce is not uncommon in the US.  It is difficult and stressful for the parents, and it may also be hard on the children.  Divorce may result in long-term health, academic, emotional and behavioral problems for children.  However, in some cases, the parents separation decreases stress and children may experience reli [...]

By |2019-07-03T22:03:53+00:00June 10, 2019|Uncategorized|

School Lunches: Are They Important or Nutritious?

We know that a healthy diet is important for the health of children and to address the childhood obesity epidemic.  Children consume more than one-third of their daily calories at school, but how nutritious are these meals?  What sort of guidance do schools follow when preparing lunches?  Does this result in healthier [...]

By |2019-07-03T22:04:18+00:00May 27, 2019|Uncategorized|

Safe Sleep for Baby = Sweet Dreams for Mom & Dad

Sleep is important for new parents and their newborns.  But what about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death?  How worried should parents be about this potential tragedy?  How common is it?  Is there anything that parents can do to minimize the risk of SIDS?  We discuss infant sleep issues includ [...]

By |2019-06-12T23:30:09+00:00May 13, 2019|Uncategorized|